Actor-comedian John Witherspoon has died at age 77. He is probably best known for playing Ice Cube's father in the "Friday" films. "Life won't be as funny without him," Ice Cube said in a Twitter post late Tuesday. He also appeared on "The Wayans Bros." television series and voiced the grandfather in "The Boondocks" animated series. Witherspoon, who was born on Jan. 27, 1942, is survived by his wife, Angela, and sons JD and Alexander.